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Global Hand Principles

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Global Hand is in the process of developing a set of principles and values to ensure that aid given is good aid.

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Global Hand Standards introductory page

Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response 2011 edition

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Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, a 2011 revised handbook of The Sphere Project, sets out minimum standards for four sectors: water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.

Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC)

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Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is a coalition of about 100 Canadian organisations working for the elimination of poverty in Canada and overseas. CCIC is involved in the analysis of Canada's aid, trade, and foreign policy, as well as promoting the humanitarian aid and...

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)

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The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that advocates for effective humanitarian action. Founded in 1962, ICVA brings the experience and views of over 70 national and international NGOs, to international policy-making...

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by disasters. LEGS is based on three livelihoods objectives: Providing immediate assistance to...

HAP 2010 Standard

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The HAP Standard is a practical and measurable tool that represents a broad consensus of what matters most in humanitarian action. The Standard helps organisations design, implement, assess, improve and recognise accountable programmes. Being accountable to crisis-affected communities helps...

Guide for Effective Aid - Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)

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The South American branch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has prepared a set of guidelines to assist relief organisations in sending effective aid to support disasters. The guidelines advise on what a relief organisation should do immediately after a disaster. Also listed are items that...

Good Practice Reviews from the Overseas Development Institute

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Good Practice Reviews from the Overseas Development Institute offers a series of good practice publications directed toward the humanitarian field.

Role of Employee Engagement in Disaster Response: Learning from Experience

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Role of Employee Engagement in Disaster Response: Learning from Experience, a report, discusses the role of businesses in the relief, recovery and reconstruction process, of natural disasters. It presents an eight point plan for developing an employee engagement approach to disaster response....